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Research Scientist – Somerset, NJ

About the Job

OFS Labs invites applications for research and development positions in advanced materials and processing for fiber optics and photonic devices.  Individuals should have a PhD in physical sciences or engineering with a strong interest in novel optical materials and processing.  Individuals will be expected to develop an independent program focused on optical materials for both telecom and non-telecom applications in advanced specialty optical fibers, fiber lasers, sensors and photonic devices.   This position will entail collaboration with a high-functioning, prolific group of teams engaged in innovation in the design, processing and applications of optical fiber and photonic materials.  This includes optical glass preforms, fabrication of glass bodies, draw of novel glass fibers, and other ongoing projects at OFS Labs.

About OFS Laboratories

OFS Laboratories is a world class Center of Excellence for optical innovations, complemented by Furukawa’s own first-rate R&D capabilities.  OFS Laboratories generates commercially viable technology breakthroughs that the four OFS divisions take to market quickly.

Scientists with OFS Laboratories have been responsible for innovative fiber-optic technology inventions, now ubiquitous in the industry, such as non-zero dispersion fiber, submarine optical fiber and polarization maintaining fiber. Based in Somerset, NJ, OFS Laboratories continues to push the boundaries of optical science.

About OFS

OFS is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading edge optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products and solutions for a wide variety of applications and industries. OFS, formerly the optical fiber solutions division of Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ALU), has a proven track record of being first in the industry with application specific fibers, optical connectors, ribbon cables, erbium doped fibers, Raman fiber lasers and more. OFS is committed to providing customers increased value by offering products that deliver lowest cost-per-bit network solutions, protecting investments through flexible solutions for today’s demanding applications.

OFS distributes its optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products and solutions directly to end users, as well as through valued distributors, external cable customers and equipment vendors.

Working at OFS means having the opportunity to realize ideas, experience innovation and discover new solutions for the future.  In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental and a matching 401(k) plan.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume (which must include salary history) by clicking on the button below to begin the self-identification process.

OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.